Pet Vaccination Services In Oklahoma City
It is recommended by veterinarians to begin a vaccination schedule early in your pet's life. While your pet is maturing, their immune system is weak, and they are prone to pick up severe or even deadly diseases. Rock Knoll Animal Hospital in Oklahoma City can help make sure your cat or dog is staying up to date with their vaccines. This service is critical for the safety and wellbeing of your pet and others around them.
What To Expect From A Pet Vaccination
It is recommended for your pet to start vaccinations around six to eight weeks of age. It will protect dogs or cats as they are naturally curious creatures who can easily contract a disease. Here are a few reasons why it is crucial to have your pet vaccinated:
- Vaccines are an excellent way to prevent viral/bacterial infections.
- Most pets have little side effects and are back to normal in a day or two.
- They can help your pet live a longer and healthier life.
- Certain vaccines (i.e., rabies) are state law to be pet owners.
An Overview Of Dog Vaccinations
Dogs can receive what is called "core" and "non-core" vaccines that will help them against various diseases that threaten their quality of life. Below are the most common dog vaccinations that our clients will receive:
- Rabies, Canine parvo, canine hepatitis, Bordetella, canine distemper, parainfluenza
Our veterinarians will discuss with pet owners what vaccines they should receive based on recommendations and lifestyle. Once your dog has received its initial vaccines in early life, they will then get boosters every 1-3 years, depending on the kind of vaccine that was given.
An Overview Of Cat Vaccinations
Cats also receive "core" and "non-core" vaccines. Below are the common vaccines for our feline visitors:
- Rabies, feline leukemia, feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia, canine influenza
Are Their Risks Involved With Vaccinating My Pet?
Vaccines are agreed by most veterinarians to be safe for animals to receive. It is normal for pets to feel lethargic, have a loss of appetite, or have some discomfort, but vaccines go a long way for preventative protection. If you have missed one, our friendly staff can help your pet get back on track.
Your Veterinarian in Oklahoma City
Rock Knoll Animal Hospital in Oklahoma City is proudly serving the local area with our veterinary services, including vaccinations. If you have a new puppy or kitten that needs to make an appointment for their vaccines, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We can also help if your adult pet is overdue on one. We are honored you have considered our location to help your pet live a healthy life.